DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?
It was the final examination for an introductory Biology course at the local
university. Like many such freshman courses, it was designed to weed out new
students, having over 500 students in the class!
The examination was two hours long, and exam booklets were provided. The
professor was very strict and told the class that any exam that was not on his
desk in exactly two hours would not be accepted and the student would fail. Half
of an hour into the exam, a student came rushing in and asked the professor for
an exam booklet.
"You're not going to have time to finish this," the professor stated
sarcastically as he handed the student a booklet.
"Yes I will," replied the student. He then took a seat and began writing.
After two hours, the professor called for the exams, and the students filed up
and handed them in. All except the late student, who continued writing. An hour
later, the last student came up to the professor who was sitting at his desk
preparing for his next class. He attempted to put his exam on the stack of exam
booklets already there.
"No you don't, I'm not going to accept that. It's late."
The student looked incredulous and angry.
"Do you know who I am?"
"No, as a matter of fact I don't," replied the professor with an air of
sarcasm in his voice.
"Do you know who I am?" the student asked again in a louder voice.
"No, and I don't care." replied the professor with an air of superiority.
"Good," replied the student, who quickly lifted the stack of completed exams,
stuffed his in the middle, and walked out of the